Nov 30, 2008

8 Ball League Update

Our team finally made a comeback in our league, winning 4-2 against the last place team. My first game I broke dry and got ran out on for an 0-10, but managed to win my other 4 games to shoot a 40.  The first round we were down 8-30 after 3 games to lose the first round.

The last round I broke and ran out for a lucky 10-0 since I nearly scratched for 8 ball shape and got lucky to make the tough 8 ball I had left.  The last 2 guys on our team lost, and we ended up losing the last round also.

This brings my master league record to 22-23 with 6 EROS.

Substitute League Night...

Filled in for a team last night, won 4 out of 5 and lost on a break and run 0-10. The last game I worked out a runout that I appeared to mess up when my shape rolled a little too far. Ended up having a masse', not an easy little squirt curve...but a "roll 3 feet, then curve" kinda shot. After I made it, it resulted in my first fist pump in pool in a loooooonnng time.

Nov 4, 2008

Gibby's GI Tournament

Played in the Fall Classic 9 ball tournament in Grand Island this weekend with my wife...I shot well, but my wife drew last years womens champ the first round and it went downhill for her.

Squeezed a small money match in while waiting in the tournament...and I maintained my AzB King Nebr title. Not as good of new in the Fall Classic in Grand Island....which drew a couple ringers from Iowa and Colorado. Race to 7/6 double elim...

I won my first match 7-5, then lost 4-7..messing up a couple easy runouts. In the losers bracket I won 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Then I got down 4-5 and broke and ran to make to hill-hill. The last game was mostly a safety game, then I had the first chance to get out. I missed the 6 in the side, and my opponent ran out...this will eat me for a while since this woulda got me into the money. Basically at least a $40 miss! Here's the layout...

EDIT: Found out that K. Sabin, the one I missed this shot against...ended up getting 2nd and $450, plus $500 for the calcutta.  Grrr..